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The Ship they Found at the Pyramids

Written By: Gary on May 5, 2006 3 Comments

ShipsideoarShipstonepitSo as they were excavating around the pyramids they found a pit. The pit was covered with a row of cover stones that they say kept it hermetically sealed. Inside it they found 1024 pieces of wood and rope. After examining it they decided it was a ship and it was marked reasonably well on how to assemble it. So they did!

They built a museum around the location of the pit’s original location so that you can see how and where it was originally found. They then proceeded to build an elevated museum around it and the full ship is assembled inside. It’s absolutely ginormous, the pictures do not do it justice at all. While they did use rope from the current day and age to assemble it, the original rope was in incredible shape.

ShipwholeWhile they found two other pits, they decided to leave them as they were, the boat was deteriorating and the left the others to be “taken care of by the gods”.

Plus, they made us wear goofy slippers over our shoes when we came in to cut down on the dust and dirt in the museum. We all felt like we were wearing clown shoes.

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3 Responses to “The Ship they Found at the Pyramids”

  1. claire says on: 5 May 2006 at 4:33 pm

    That’s so cool. I came across your site via Kevin- kapgar. I’ve always wanted to go to Egypt, so I look forward to checking out more of your site.

  2. Glen says on: 6 May 2006 at 2:42 am

    so, and what is BIG deal – after all, Egypt is ‘on’ the ocean (med)

  3. Gary LaPointe says on: 7 May 2006 at 1:25 pm

    Well, it was a 3,000 year old ship in great shape and they even figured out how to assemble it with the markings that were included.

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